One of my biggest distractions is Facebook. After a difficult day at work –of which I had many this year, it’s how I decompress – chill! I admit that I spend waayyy too much time perusing the posts of Facebook indulging my passion for animal rescue—which I attribute to my childhood love of animals. I often share photos and stories of pets in my area that need foster care or adoption. It’s the only way I know to keep from filling my yard and home with hordes of dogs and cats that are homeless. I have always been an animal lover, but am determined to keep it reasonable! Arkansas Paws in Prison is a wonderful program where inmates train dogs rescued from high kill shelters in our state –A future post will have more about that worthy endeavor that benefits both man and dog!
Another way I use Facebook is to share scriptures or prayers—my passion for Israel—updates on the two little boys suffering brain injuries that I pray for every day. I know that is well worth my time, but there is another temptation on FB that gives me pause – whether it is appropriate to speak out on religion and politics. Yes, those tickly subjects that raise people’s hackles quicker than you can think and cause offense. So it is with trepidation that I sometimes share something that is just too important to go unnoticed. I loved Becky Gerritson’s passionate speech before members of Congress several weeks ago( before we were sidetracked with the Paula Deen drama and the debacle of the Zimmerman trial), ( both of which the media has driven into the ground making me crazy)! I’ve been wondering if other people even heard it or remember her passionate testimony!
I happen to believe that the media is biased in their political coverage, and I have to wonder if all the hype over situations that should have NOT have been major national news for weeks on end, are a kind of smoke and mirrors to deflect attention away from concerns about cover ups regarding Benghazi, IRS corruption, Fast & Furious…..justa thought!
Yes, I hesitate to speak out on controversial issues. By nature I am a pleaser (yes, “C” I am the one who went to Charm School)! lol (this is an inside joke, folks)! It’s not my intention to step on anyone’s toes, but when “C” and I started this blog we read over some great quotes by the late Dale Evans—and this one really inspired me! Yes, Dale was right – sometimes you have to take a stand!
I am not a member of the Tea Party—in fact I do not have an official affiliation with any political party, but as I’ve grown older I definitely have become more conservative in my outlook. I’m not the same girl who voted for George McGovern in college. I strongly believe in civil discourse and respect for other’s opinions. I have friends who don’t share all the same beliefs with me and that’s fine. We do not live in a cookie cutter world. I really try to follow the biblical admonition: “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” Rom. 12:18
Becky Gerritson has a lot of courage and I admire her. Hope you will give her a listen in the link above and tell me what you think!